02.05.16 : St Leonards Junior Golf Championships 2016

The St Leonards National Junior Golf Championship was held on Friday, 29 April on the Strathtyrum and The Balgove St Andrews links courses.  Over 160 competitors from 18 different Scottish schools entered the annual competition, with ages of the pupils ranging from 6 – 12 years.

The children did well to battle out the adverse weather conditions and managed to go round the courses, accruing some excellent scores.  The Balgove was home to the non-handicap flag competition course and the Strathtyrum was the handicap competition course.  Both events were extremely competitive across the board and a variety of schools presented winners, including our very own Niamh Headon placing 2nd in the Under 13 Girls competition on the Strathtyrum.  

The results from all the events were as follows:


Under 9 Boys - Balgove

1st        Alexander Yuill (Loretto)

2nd        Cameron Mukherjee (Loretto) (both reached 11th hole)

Under 9 Girls - Balgove

1st        Jessica Garden (George Heriots)

2nd        Ashleigh Valentine (Loretto) (both reached 9th hole)

Under 11 Boys - Balgove

1st        Samuel Mukherjee (Loretto) reached 12th hole

2nd        Jake McGlynn (Stewarts Melville) reached 11th hole

Under 11 Girls - Balgove

1st        Emma Rudd (George Heriots)

2nd        Kirsten Murison (George Heriots) (both reached 10th hole)

Under 13 Boys - Balgove

1st        Archie Finnie (Stewarts Melville) reached 12th hole

2nd        Louis Le Seuer (Stewarts Melville) 10th hole

Under 13 Girls – Balgove

1st        Kirstie Soutar (High School of Glasgow) 9th hole

2nd        Cristina Capaldi (St Aloysius) 8th hole


Under 11 Boys - Strath

1st        Cormac Sharpe (Newhill) 66 net

2nd        Connor Graham (Blairgowrie High School) 68 net

Under 11 Girls - Strath


Under 13 Boys - Strath

1st        Mark Corray (Robert Gordons) 62 net

2nd        Andrew Hendry (Gylemuir Primary) 63 net

Under 13 Girls – Strath

1st        Abby Steadman (St Georges) 61 net

2nd        Niamh Headon (St Leonards) 69 net

A special mention to Gregor Graham from Blairgowrie High School who achieved an impressive scratch score of 70 on the Strathtyrum.

Fintan Bonner, Director of Golf at St Leonards  was impressed by the standard of golf on the day and was very pleased to see some of the brightest golf stars in Scottish Schools take part.  He congratulates all of the winners and thanks schools who travelled from near and far to attend this year's event.

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